1.26.09 - CLASS NOTES 1890s legal practice to award custody...

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1/26/09 CLASS NOTES - 1890s legal practice to award custody to mothers - Feme sole - Feme covert - Law varies state by state ( even today) Federal State Local - depression, married women weren’t allowed to be teachers (it would take a way jobs for me with families) - - education, ca. 1890 o Difficult for women to be educated or get education jobs o Elementary and secondary education available to women o Higher education becomes available to women o After the Civil War, women’s collages became available - educated women can get different jobs - most educated women became elementary school teachers - teachers, nurses, dressmakers, etc - men exited the profession when the women began to enter it (thought it would lower the wages for men) - public image o white, middle-upper class o “Gibson girl” o Single o Works until married o Engaged in playing tennis and golf, etc o Dark skirts and white blouse o Popular among a lot of people o Traditional themes o Hint of change o Rise of urban environment
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